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How to Handle Teens

Friday, October 14, 2011

A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began.

The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day, until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take some action.

The next afternoon, he walked out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street. Stopping them, he said, "You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see you express your exuberance like that. In fact, I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I'll give you each a dollar if you'll promise to come around every day and do your thing."

The kids were elated and continued to do a bang-up job on the trash cans. After a few days, the old-timer greeted the kids again, but this time he had a sad smile on his face. "This recession's really putting a big dent in my income," he told them. "From now on, I'll only be able to pay you 50 cents to beat on the cans." The noisemakers were obviously displeased, but they did accept his offer and continued their afternoon ruckus. A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as they drummed their way down the street.

"Look," he said, "I haven't received my Social Security check yet, so I'm not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will that be okay?" "A lousy quarter?" the drum leader exclaimed. "If you think we're going to waste our time, beating these cans around for a quarter, you're nuts! No way, mister. We quit!" And the old man enjoyed peace.

  
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PAMNANGEL 10/14/2011 11:44AM

    I was going to suggest duct tape, but I've been informed by my legal department that is not an option.

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ELLFIN3 10/14/2011 11:33AM

    emoticon Great way to handle the situation! Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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JESS0107 10/14/2011 10:20AM

    And that is how you do it!!!

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IDLETYME 10/14/2011 10:12AM

    Great! emoticon emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 10/14/2011 9:57AM

    What a great story. Thinking outside the box certainy pays off.

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DFROMTX 10/14/2011 8:40AM

    Enjoyed the story. emoticon

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PMWALKER 10/14/2011 8:31AM

    Too funny!

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CORINNEMOMMY 10/14/2011 6:26AM

    teenagers only? This may work with the entire population:-)

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GRANDMA624 10/14/2011 5:51AM

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4SASHA 10/14/2011 1:14AM

    I used to be a middle school teacher. My colleagues often wondered why, I could get students to do things that they couldn't. I told them they just weren't creative enough in their approach...now you have gone and published my secret.

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PEPIPOI 10/14/2011 1:13AM

    What a lovely story. Teenagers sure a lot to contend with. At least my daughters were good and I only got the occassional problem. Anyway your story was brilliant.

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YOU KNOW IT'S TIME TO DIET WHEN...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

1. You dance and it makes the band skip.

2. You are diagnosed with the flesh eating virus, and the doctor gives you 22 more years to live.

3. You put mayonnaise on an aspirin.

4. You go to the zoo and the elephants throw you peanuts.

5. Your driver's license says, "Picture continued on other side."

6. You ran away and they had to use all four sides of the milk carton for your picture.

7. You learn you were born with a silver shovel in your mouth.

8. You could sell shade.

9. Your blood type is Ragu.

10. You need an appointment to attend an 'open house'.

  
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GENRE009 3/17/2014 10:31AM

    Your funny!

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JATHUENER 10/24/2011 10:27PM

    enjoyed reading this thank you

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PMWALKER 10/14/2011 8:32AM

    Love it!!!

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JESS0107 10/13/2011 10:23AM

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ALICERIEGER 10/13/2011 8:48AM

    Thanks for the laugh. I always look forward to your blogs.

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IDLETYME 10/13/2011 8:13AM

    Great - thanks!! emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 10/13/2011 1:12AM

    What a sense of humor you have ! emoticon

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PAMNANGEL 10/12/2011 9:34PM

    Oh my. emoticon

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PSKIPPY7811 10/12/2011 4:42PM

    Love it!

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VVKIMBO07 10/12/2011 4:06PM

    Oh goodness! Thanks for the laugh! emoticon

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The full Moon

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It was about 5:30 this morning when I awoke in our hotel room at Seaside. A strange white light lay across our bed. I had to get out of bed to investigate. The clouds had parted, and a beautiful silver moon hung shining over the waves. So unexpected in October!

  
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ALPHASENIOR 10/16/2011 4:51PM

    Here, too. I got up during the night and the light was coming in my breakfast nook window.
Did you see the moon as it just comes up? Its aa big orange ball, it looks so close you should be able to touch it.



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PMWALKER 10/12/2011 8:35AM

    Sounds beautiful...

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IDLETYME 10/12/2011 7:01AM

    That's lovely!! emoticon

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MIKENJO09 10/11/2011 11:12PM

    Tis a beautiful site.

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ALICERIEGER 10/11/2011 9:35PM

    It is beautiful when that rare sight occurs.

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ELLFIN3 10/11/2011 3:23PM

    Sounds like a wonderful sight!!! Enjoy!!!!! emoticon

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Murphy's Law - Tech Version

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

* All great discoveries are made by mistake.

* Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure.

* Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.

* All's well that ends.

* A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.

* A computer makes as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working 20 years make.

* Nothing motivates a man more than to see his boss putting in an honest day's work.

* After all is said and done, a heck of a lot more is said than done.

  
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DFROMTX 10/17/2011 9:54AM

    Absolutely! emoticon

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    That's really true! Fun - thanks! emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 10/12/2011 4:46AM

    Aint it the TRUTH!!! emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 10/11/2011 10:20AM

    I really agree with these. Don't know which one is my favorite.

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JESS0107 10/11/2011 10:14AM

    So true!!!

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PMWALKER 10/11/2011 9:12AM

    Oh so true...I can relate to many of these!!

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“The Porcelain Unicorn”

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

This summer, Philips and the renowned director/producer, Ridley Scott, launched a global filmmaker competition dubbed the: “Tell It Your Way” Film Making Contest.
The entrants were given total freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted. But there were two rules in the contest to qualify for the prize that were strictly enforced:
1) Only six lines of dialogue was allowed in the film. Thus challenging the film maker to show, rather than to tell the story. This insured that the film submissions would portray a story graphically, keeping the elements in the story visual.

2) The other rule concerned brevity and challenged the film maker with a time constraint for conveying the story. Any film submitted in the contest had to be no longer than a total of three minutes.
Finally after the judging ended, this was the prize-winning entry in the, "Tell It Your Way" contest. It is entitled, “The Porcelain Unicorn.”

www.porcelainunicorn.com/

  
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SOUPY18 10/5/2011 9:11PM

    This time your blog made me tear up, usually I laugh till I cry. Thanks for sharing.
Sue

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ELLFIN3 10/5/2011 3:17PM

    I can see why it won! It is amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
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JESS0107 10/5/2011 10:38AM

    That was so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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IDLETYME 10/5/2011 7:48AM

    So beautiful - made me cry! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 10/5/2011 6:51AM

    Beautiful!

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JBINAUSTIN 10/5/2011 3:51AM

    Moving.

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